2/15-We're kicking things off early with an unforgettable day at Universal Orlando Themepark. Come in early and spend the day being a kid again. If rides aren't your thing, check out City Walk Orlando and have an umbrella drink at Margaritaville!
2/16-It all starts at our host hotel in Port Canaveral Florida with our kickoff party on Friday night. Spend the day lounging in the pool, exploring Cocoa Beach and the world famous Ron Jon Surf Shop or visit Kennedy Space Center!
2/18-Our first stop on the trip is Norwegian's own private island in paradise. Spend the day lounging on the beach, snorkeling, exploring, or just sit at the bar enjoying your vacation and unlimited alcohol package and watch the world go by!
2/20-Our second stop on the voyage finds us in Ocho Rios Jamaica. Spend the day exploring, beach bumming, bar hopping or tracking down the perfect jerk chicken shack. Careful though, don't make a jamaica mistaka and take any "free samples of oregano"!
2/21-For the third stop on the voyage we'll visit George Town, Grand Cayman Island. There is plenty to do in this palm tree paradise for the day, but you'll also have the option of a shore show excursion with the AVIP3 musicians. (details coming soon)
2/22-What voyage to paradise would be complete without a stop in Mexico? Picture perfect beaches, emerald blue waters...simply breathtaking. We've got something very special simmering in the pot for this stop on our trip...stay tuned to find out what we're cooking!
How about More Affordable? More Fun? We've been doing our Norwegian Cruise & Caribbean getaway for two years now and we're kinda thinking we might be getting the hang of this. We've listened to what our cruiser's want most. We've learned what we can do to help make this the vacation of a lifetime. We believe we've certainly learned a few things along the way to make the trip even even more epic! This year is going to be cheaper, easier, more streamlined and even better than the ever before! Stop the press....did he say cheaper? ...That's right, I said CHEAPER! How about cabin's starting at just $2000 per couple this year?!! PLUS you'll get not one, but TWO PERKS this year! The all-inclusive alcohol package has widely been our most popular and now you can pare that up with gratuity included, upgraded meals, free wi-fi and so much more!
We've traded Miami for Port Canaveral Florida. It's a much easier port to get into and out of, it's not smack dab in the middle of a booming metropolis, and we feel like it's just going to be an all around more laid back and enjoyable experience for everyone. This means you'll most likely be flying or driving into Orlando. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the major airport, but don't forget to check Orlando Sanford Airport (SFB) as well. Another good option to look at is Melbourne (MLB). Any of these only a short taxi or shuttle ride to our pre-cruise host hotel in Cape Canaveral...or take a ride aboard the Sunrail train that'll bring you right into the middle of all the action in Orlando and hit Universal Theme Park, City Walk or Margaritaville with us a day early. This not only allows us to switch itineraries and ships to keep things fresh, but we can now kick off our party in one of the most exciting tourist mecca's in the country! (and it's not just for kids anymore!) We've got a schedule jam packed with fun and good times for the grown ups (using that term loosely =) and it all starts at Universal Studio's Theme Park on Thursday February 15!
THURSDAY FEB 15 ORLANDO, FL For those of you who want to come in early and start the party, we're going to be spending a day at Universal Studios Theme Park Orlando! If you've never been, here's a chance to be a kid again and nobody's gonna give you a hard time! If you have been, I'll bet you've never been with such a group as we're gonna have there! They've got tons of fun filled rides, roller coasters and activities themed after all your favorite movies (and) the boys from SDB along with the other musicians from the cruise are gonna be joining in the fun right there with you. **Disclaimer: We officially can't make any promises that the musicians will actually make it past the bar at Margaritaville Orlando though it is our best intention! =) If rides aren't your thing, then enjoy a day of drinking and debauchery at Universal City Walk Orlando (stop by to show some AVIP luv to our good friend John Frinzi who'll most likely be rockin the stage at Margaritaville!!) (if you'll be joining us, please check mark the box to let us know you're coming to Universal with us. If we get enough, we'll get a group discount rate to be shared by all!)
FRIDAY FEB 16 PORT CANAVERAL, FL (morning-7pm) If you made it to our theme park day on Thursday, you're most likely going to be recovering at the hotel pool, getting started at the bar, or sleeping in and wishing you'd not taken that 10th ride on the roller coaster the day before! Whatever the case, feel free to leisurely spend the day enjoying Port Canaveral, There's plenty to do and see at the Port including bars and restaurants just across the road...or just enjoy the warm Florida sun and relax at the hotel pool all day. You can also grab a cab to Cocoa Beach just a few miles away...but make sure to stop in Coconuts on the Beach and have a Pina Colada with a 151 floater! (tell 'em Mike Nash sent you...that's one of the bars where his whole crazy ride began). There are so many things to see and do in this area you'll need more than just a few hours, but it's a great chance to get a taste of the place Mike called home for four of the most influential years of his career. You might also decide to head up to Kennedy Space Center just a short drive up the coast for a visit. Just make sure to meet us back in time to kick off the party with us by 7pm on Friday night! (If you're flying into Orlando Friday don't worry...there are tons of shuttle companies that'll give you a ride from MCO or many places in Orlando to Port Canaveral and our host hotel).Rooms at our host hotel will be subject to availability (optional extra charge) but admission to the kick off party is open to all AVIP3 guests and is included in your basic ticket price.(7-10pm) Our host hotel is where it all starts. This is your chance to get to know the boys of Southern Drawl Band as well as the other musicians you'll be enjoying the rest of the week with and get the party started. It's also the time when you'll be given your credentials and info, get to know your fellow cruisers and given a crash course of the basic info you'll need to know for the following day's boarding. These meet n greet/kickoff parties have been widely praised by our past cruisers as not only an added bonus to an already incredible week, but also a fun filled night to get everyone in the right frame of mind for the days to come. (this performance will be exclusively for AVIP3 credential holders)
SATURDAY FEB 17 NORWEGIAN EPIC It's only a 5 minute shuttle ride (included with hotel) from our host hotel in Cape Canaveral to the Port where you'll board the ship. If you're planning on driving yourself, there is plenty of parking right at our host hotel for the week (included in hotel rate) or there's also plenty of paid parking at the port that can accommodate your needs. 5pm: Cmon baby let's sail away! It's time to bid farewell to the mainland and reality! We will embark on our journey with a bon voyage party for all! This will be a two hour time slot and showcase led by SDB's own Mike Nash and featuring solo performances from each of our musicians. It's chance to meet your fellow cruisers, pick up your credentials and welcome bags, meet the musicians and get acquainted with the music you'll be hearing all week...and most importantly, get started taking advantage of your all-you-can-drink alcohol package!! The remainder of the evening unscripted and totally up to chance!
SUNDAY FEB 18 GREAT STIRRUP CAY, BAHAMAS (8am-5pm) Wow, Norwegian isn't wasting any time getting your toes in the water and azz in the sand! Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas will be an entirely free port day...spend it as you wish! Snorkel, sun bathe, or just hang at the bar and continue using your free-all inclusive alcohol package which also covers you on the island! There are lots of included activities as well as many different on-shore excursion options to choose from. Whatever you choose, just think about how awesome it's going to feel when you get that first picture of you and that turquoise blue water to send your friends back home who are freezing in the snow!6pm: So you've just finished your first day drinking in the Bahamian sun, hopped aboard your Tender Boat and returned to the ship ready for the next adventure? Well fortunately you don't have to go far. Grab another free drink of your choice and join us for a sunset performance by your hosts the Southern Drawl Band at our private club that's exclusive to AVIP3 cruisers! This will be the full set-up, high energy show that you've come to know from your favorite band. No time for taking an afternoon nap here! The boys will be ready to rock the boat, welcome you to the party, and get this cruise kicked into high gear! (this performance will be exclusively for AVIP3 credential holders)
MONDAY FEB 19 (at sea) We will be releasing this days activities soon, but rest assured you won't be disappointed!
TUESDAY FEB 20 OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA (8am-5pm) TBA
WEDNESDAY FEB 21 GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN (8am-4pm) TBA
THURSDAY FEB 22 COZUMEL, MEXICO (10am-6pm) TBA
FRIDAY FEB 23 (at sea) TBA
SATURDAY FEB 24 PORT CANAVERAL, FL Disembark the ship...but wait, there's more! No, we're not done with you just yet... We've added an official post-party this year and we've got something very special in store for one last hoorah! We're taking over our own private beach bar right at the port starting at noon for one last party with the whole gang. If you drove in, just leave your car where it is and walk on over! For those of you who need a ride back to the airport, make sure to line up your shuttle to pick you up in front of Milliken's Reef in Port Canaveral on Saturay Feb 24 around 4pm. It's inexpensive to find any one of hundreds of shuttle companies offering service from Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach to MCO, MLB or SFB (a basic web search will do). Or take off on your own after the party's over and spend "Another Saturday Night' in sunny Florida. Whatever you choose, it'll be a great way to squeeze in one last party together before we say farewell!
**please note that before booking your stateroom you will first need to pick your AVIP3 package options and complete payment. Upon confirmation of this first step, you will be forwarded to our agent Jenny Wilson to book your cruise package.
I can tell you it's gonna be even better than it sounds! We've had some wonderful new friendships from all over the country born on our past cruises. These are going to be some amazing memories and life changing experiences you'll have cruising Another Voyage in Paradise 3 with us, and stories that'll truly last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Here's what to do next....
Step 1) Choose the entertainment package for either a single or couple. (includes admission to all AVIP3 events and event tee shirt (2 for couples)
Step 2) Let us know if you're coming to Universal Studios with us on Thursday so we can put you on the list!
Step 3) Please tell us yourself and your guest's shirt size for your AVIP3 tee shirts (included)
Once you've completed your entertainment package purchase you'll receive an email with instructions on where and how to purchase your cruise and cruise option
This initial purchase is only for your exclusive access to our AVIP3 events and it does not include the cost of your cruise, excursions or extras on board. Once you have purchased this initial entertainment package here, you will receive an email to book under our group rate/room block. After both have been confirmed, you will later receive your welcome package with all the details. Cabins MUST be booked with Jenny Wilson to take part of the group. This is how we get the tour credits needed and how the cruise line assigns us the space.
Please understand that the purchase of this entertainment package is non-refundable as we use these sales to determine our music lineup and costs. The non-refundable portion only applies to this purchase your are making now...the cruise ship portion is refundable up until 3 months from sailing date and you'll be dealing directly with Jenny Wilson with Cruise Planners should the need arise.